Research Symposium

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Answering the call for progress against diabetes

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2019
Samis Education Center, OU Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City

This program is provided at no cost to participants.

Pre-registration is now closed. Walk-up registration will be available at the Research Symposium. 


2019 FORMAT

  • Three guest presenters from outside Oklahoma
  • Longer talks by senior faculty
  • Short talks by junior faculty
  • Students and post-docs will present posters, and awards will be conferred for various divisions
SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT: Faculty
SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT: Trainees & Research Staff

2019 GUEST PRESENTERS

P. DARRELL NEUFER, Ph.D. | East Carolina University
Professor of Physiology, Brody Scool of Medicine, Director, East Carolina Diabetes and Obesity Institute | Click for CV

MATTHEW RODEHEFFER, Ph.D. | Yale University
Associate Professor Tenure, Department of Comparative Medicine | Click for CV

SCOTT SUMMERS, Ph.D. | The University of Utah
Professor and Chair, Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology, Co-Director, Diabetes and Metabolism Research Center | Click for CV


2019 LOCATION DETAILS

Samis Education Center | OU Health Sciences Center | Oklahoma City, OK 73104 | Website | Map

PARKING is available at no charge to Symposium attendees visiting from off-campus. After you RSVP, if you do not receive parking instructions, please email Katie (see below). If you are a student or employee at the Oklahoma Health Center (OUHSC's campus), please plan to use the campus shuttle or make other arrangements.

PLEASE BRING A JACKET OR SWEATER, as it is difficult to provide an auditorium temperature that is comfortable for everyone.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. Please notify us if you have any special needs. For accommodations on the basis of disability, call Katie Hoefling at (405) 271-2824.

This program is provided at no cost to participants.


2019 AGENDA

7 a.m. Posters installed (until 8:20)
7:30 Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:20 Welcome | Ann Louise Olson, Ph.D., and Jed Friedman, Ph.D.
8:30

SESSION I: Oral Presentations & Discussions | Moderator: Stephanie Pierce, M.D., M.S. 

Development of PPARα Agonists as Systemically Available Drug Leads for Diabetic Retinopathy
Adam S. Duerfeldt, Ph.D.

8:45 | Calorie Restriction Prevents Age-Related Changes in the Intestinal Microbiota
Archana Unnikrishnan, Ph.D.

9:00Inhibitory Effect of Metformin on Exercise Training
Benjamin Miller, Ph.D.

9:30 | Viewing Diabetes from a Bioenergetics Perspective
FEATURED PRESENTATION: P. Darrell Neufer, Ph.D.

10:15

BREAK

10:30

SESSION II: Oral Presentations & Discussions | Moderator: Susan Sisson, Ph.D., RDN, CHES, FACSM

Macrophage-Derived microRNA-155 Increases in Obesity and Influences Adipocyte Metabolism by Targeting Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor Gamma
Jeanie Tryggestad, M.D.

10:45 | How Early Exposure to Poor Maternal Diet Programs Adult Metabolic Disease
Karen Jonscher, Ph.D.

11:00 | Melanocortin Regulation of Feeding Independent from Effects on Energy Expenditure
Amanda L. Sharpe, Ph.D.

11:30 | Ceramides: The New Cholesterol
FEATURED PRESENTATION: Scott Summers, Ph.D.

12:15pm

Lunch | First come, first choice; quantities are limited

12:45 Poster Judging Session
2:30

SESSION III: Oral Presentations & Discussions | Moderator: Weidong Wang, Ph.D..

Prenatal conditions and the pathway to obesity and diabetes in children: The Offspring Study
Kevin Short, Ph.D., FACSM

2:45 | CRISPLD2: A Novel Adipokine and Its Regulation in Weight Loss
David Sparling, M.D., Ph.D.

3:00 | The Role of Glucose Metabolism in Adipocyte Development
Ann Louise Olson, Ph.D.

3:30 | Diet, Fat and Diabetes
FEATURED PRESENTATION: Matthew Rodeheffer, Ph.D.
4:15 Closing Remarks | Mary Beth Humphrey, M.D., Ph.D.
4:30

Reception and Awards Presentation
Samis Center Rooftop Garden (Alternate: Samis Center Level B)

6:00 Adjournment
 

 

   

2019 SYMPOSIUM AWARD WINNERS

Poster Presentations, GROUP A:  Nicole Eliason

Poster Presentations, GROUP B:  Ahmadreza Homayouni

Poster Presentations, GROUP C
Dr. Jay Ma Award for Outstanding Poster: Hunter Porter

Poster Presentations, GROUP D: Shiwali Goyal

Poster Presentations, GROUP E
Dr. Steven D. Chernausek Award for Outstanding Poster: Oana Herlea-Pana


FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Harold Hamm Diabetes Center | Phone: (405) 271-2824 | Katie-Hoefling@ouhsc.edu